Two is better than one. And Houston is about to get double the ZaZa fun when construction of the second location of the luxe hotel chain, Hotel ZaZa Memorial City, at Interstate 10 and Bunker Hill Road, is completed and doors open on December 1.
Sister property, Hotel ZaZa Museum District, has been a hub for celebrities, from Madonna to Jennifer Lopez to Jay-Z and Beyoncé, since it launched in 2007. While the snazzy new outpost at Memorial City will bolster the brand’s reputation for lavish rooms and amenities, it will also differ in several ways, including a unique vibe to match its 77024 ZIP code.
"Our Museum District location fits the neighborhood. It's very dramatic yet classic. Here [at Memorial City], it's lighter. It's more midcentury modern and has its own distinct flavor," Matthew Nuss, president of Z Resorts, told CultureMap.
At a media preview of the space, CultureMap got an inside look of what’s to come. The 14,000-square-foot building offers 159 rooms on floors 1-10, including eight of Hotel ZaZa’s trademarked Magnificent Seven Suites.
The themed suites on the 10th floor include The Beach House Suite, The French Connection Suite, The Godfather Suite, The Master Plan Suite, The Black Gold Suite, The Breathless Suite, Asian Beauty, and Passage to India Suite.
You can also count on signature ZaZa perks like the ZaSpa and stylish on-property restaurant, called “Tipping Point,” along with a rocking pool scene, complete with several private cabanas, and thought-provoking art pieces scattered throughout the hotel.
Also setting the Memorial City locale apart is the addition of apartments in the mixed-used building. Seven floors of the 17-story high-rise have been set aside as rental apartments. Dubbed The McCarthy, 133 apartments, including 80 one-bedroom units, 38 two-bedroom units, and 15 efficiencies, are available for lease beginning in January 2018.
The units, spanning floors 11-17, come with 10-foot ceilings, private balconies, scenic views, premium finishes, and stainless-steel appliances. Residents can indulge in hotel conveniences, including ZaSpa and the Tipping Point restaurant.
Hotel ZaZa also has a property in Dallas, with Hotel ZaZa Austin slated to open the first quarter of 2019 at 400 Lavaca St.